SFVBJ CURRENT EDITION
SPORTS: Marketing strategy hinges on performance, not celebrities.
Easton could profit from celebrity endorsements of its baseball and softball equipment – but it doesn’t.
Costume entrepreneur compares candidates’ in-store popularity.
Could sales of presidential candidates’ Halloween masks foretell election results?
Program helps friends, family with crisis prevention algorithm.
Developers of suicide prevention app hope to save lives.
Navy contract worth $3 billion upgrades Global Hawk model.
New unmanned aircraft goes through final assembly at Northrop.
North American companies expect to trade more this year.
MANUFACTURING: Employee Noemi Prado turned around firm on the brink of closure.
Southwest Moulding’s carefully-crafted turnaround.
BIOTECH: Avita Medical opens office in Iran to enter untapped market.
Tehran, Iran’s hot market for cosmetic surgery, attracts skin product developer Avita Medical.
FINANCE: Software firm will use proceeds to pay off debt from acquisitions.
Meet the Valley’s first IPO applicant in two years.
FOOD: Grass-fed cows in New Zealand lend product health-conscious storyline.
Munchkin hopes its biggest product launch ever into the baby formula market will wean moms off of industry giants.
After leading two chambers and a Boys & Girls Club, self-proclaimed ‘Valley girl’ Jan Sobel plans to retire. What’s next?
What’s next for Jan Sobel after career raising the bar on nonprofits?
MARKETING: Queen Mary 2 will host NASA experts, astronauts on cruise.
Valencia-based luxury cruise liner Cunard Line, a subsidiary of Carnival Corp. & plc based in London, will offer a space-themed transatlantic voyage next year in celebration of International World Space Week, the company announced Oct. 4.
NONPROFIT: More events, outreach planned to recruit youth to legal careers.
Kira Masteller, a trust and estate planning attorney for Encino law firm Lewitt Hackman, has been named the San Fernando Valley Bar Association’s new president.
EVENT: Three-day tech fest, networking opportunity back by popular demand.
Startup Weekend will return to the Santa Clarita Valley in early November to encourage tech entrepreneurs in the creation of new companies.
OFFICE: Consultancy takes more space amid growing client base, new hires.
Startups and franchises are springing up everywhere, and that has pushed MyCorporation Inc. into bigger quarters.
News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley
About 1,000 nurses at Antelope Valley Hospital on Sept. 29 ended their 24-hour strike, which was the first of its kind in the hospital’s 61-year history.
Calendar of events
Charlie Crumpley’s business-friendly endorsements.
Metro has placed Measure M on the ballot; now voters need to make an investment in the future.
Measure M would help the Valley move through traffic.
Measuring the impacts of pending measures on business.
TECHNOLOGY: Procurement firm secures $4 million in funding.
Venture capitalists gave Vroozi $4 million to develop procurement software.
Ambulances face huge losses under Obamacare
Ambulance companies face reduced reimbursements after health care reform.
DEVELOPMENT: Ballot measures could render building ‘unfeasible.’
Will housing in Los Angeles become even more expensive? It could if two measures pass in upcoming elections.
Radio show to air from watering hole at Westlake Village Inn.
Westlake Village Inn finds a way to get in on the Rams new local presence – hosting a live radio show.
Shoe maker cites ‘vibrant retail culture’ in downtown L.A.
Why moving to downtown L.A. will benefit shoe maker K-Swiss.